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TV Guide Magazine July 5, 2021

TV Guide Magazine tells you what’s worth watching. With its unparalleled access and authority, it's the only publication devoted exclusively to television. It includes celebrity interviews, in-depth previews, sneak peeks and authoritative reviews from critic Matt Roush.

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barb and star go to vista del mar

FRIDAY, JULY 9 NEW MOVIE Pack a sun visor and plenty of pairs of culottes and head to Florida for an epic adventure with mild-mannered Midwestern gals Barb (Annie Mumolo) and Star (Kristen Wiig, above left, with Mumolo). Ten years after writing their hit 2011 comedy Bridesmaids, Mumolo and Wiig reteam for more joyous slapstick, but amp up the absurdity. Indeed, when these sheltered women break out of their bubble and head to the Sunshine State for some R&R, they become caught up in a nefarious plot, hatched by a crafty villain (also played by Wiig), to kill all the residents of Vista Del Mar with deadly mosquitos. There’s also a talking crab, choreographed musical numbers and a water spirit named Trish (played by a household name we won’t spoil here). Sound ridiculous?…

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saturday, july 10

MOVIES 8:23am/7:23c Whiplash (2014) Starz Cinema 9:30am/8:30c Logan (2017) FX 11:10am/10:10c The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980) FXM Noon/11am c The Four Feathers (1939) TCM 1:30/12:30c Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) Syfy 2:30/1:30c Total Recall (1990) AMC 3/2c Erin Brockovich (2000) Pop TV 3:25/2:25c The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) HBO2 5/4c The Undefeated (1969) Grit 6:15/5:15c Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) The Movie Channel Xtra 8/7c The Wild One (1953) TCM 8:48/7:48c Avengers: Endgame (2019) TNT 10/9c The Great Escape (1963) This TV 10:15/9:15c The Three Faces of Eve (1957) Movies! 11/10c Scarface (1983) SundanceTV 12:15am/11:15c Hoop Dreams (1994) Showtime Family Zone 1:27am/12:27c Jojo Rabbit (2019) ActionMax Movie Pick Judas and the Black Messiah 8/7c, HBO William O’Neal (Lakeith Stanfield), a small-time car thief facing significant prison time, instead shakes hands with an FBI agent (Jesse Plemons) on a deal that sends history down a different road: He agrees to…

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sunday, july 11

The Real Housewives of Potomac SEASON PREMIERE 8/7c, Bravo The D.C.-area drama heats back up when the ladies welcome newbie Mia Thornton, an outspoken entrepreneur and former Massage Envy owner who doesn’t seem to worry about getting folks’ backs up. WANTED: ONE ALPHA Animal Kingdom SEASON PREMIERE 9/8c, TNT The intense drama surfs into its fifth season minus crime queenpin Janine “Smurf” Cody (Ellen Barkin). But her death—she was shot by grandson J (Finn Cole)—“creates a black hole in the power dynamics of the family,” says executive producer Daniele Nathanson. Without Smurf’s leadership, J will go to battle with uncles Pope (Shawn Hatosy), Craig (Ben Robson) and Deran (Jake Weary) for control. One major obstacle? The mystery woman, Pamela Johnson (Charlayne Woodard), to whom Smurf unexpectedly left her fortune. Battle on the Beach SERIES PREMIERE 9/8c, HGTV Sun, surf and sand…paper! On…

2 min
friday, july 16

MOVIES 8:16am/7:16c The Pink Panther (1963) HBO Comedy 9am/8c Red River (1948) Grit 10am/9c RoboCop (1987) This TV 2:10/1:10c The King of Staten Island (2020) HBO Signature 8/7c Instant Family (2018) FX 8/7c Roxanne (1987) Retroplex 8:30/7:30c The Magnificent Seven (1960) HDNet Movies 10/9c Saving Private Ryan (1998) Showtime Showcase 10/9c Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971) Grit 11/10c Creed II (2018) TBS Icon: Music Through the Lens SERIES PREMIERE 9/8c, PBS (check local listings at If, as the Rod Stewart song says, “Every picture tells a story,” then the shots captured in this six-episode tour of rock photography history spin unbelievable yarns. Each hour focuses on a different aspect of the job, from shooting concert and backstage footage, record art and magazine covers to the collectible value of the form and the place of these images in social media. It adds up…

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three reasons to watch… schmigadoon!

ORIGINAL MUSICAL COMEDY This warmhearted series is refreshingly original, even as it takes inspiration from Golden Age musicals. Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key (above) star as a bickering couple who hike across a bridge into the song-and-dance land of Schmigadoon. They can’t leave until they’ve found true love. Here’s why you’ll be happy they’re stuck for six episodes (the first two premiere July 16, then one weekly). 1. Strong is finally a leading lady. The longtime Saturday Night Live standout shines as obstetrician Melissa, who enjoys living in a ’40s musical and commenting on how underwritten women were in them. 2. Showstoppers abound. Highlights of the original tunes sung live on set include Melissa’s courtship with the town bad boy (scene-stealing Tony nominee Aaron Tveit) and her borrowing the melody of The Sound…

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thursday, july 8

Keeping Up With the Joneses SERIES PREMIERE 8/7c, Lifetime Movie Network Vivica A. Fox stars in the first of three weekly flicks about a rich California clan. When patriarch Theodore Jones dies, his second wife (Fox) assumes control of their real estate conglomerate—but a stranger may destroy everything! DREAMING BIG IN SEASON 14 Heartland SEASON PREMIERE 8/7c, UPtv On the Canadian family drama: Georgie (Alisha Newton) revisits her Olympic hopes, while mom Lou (Michelle Morgan) finds it rough going as mayor. grown-ish SEASON PREMIERE 8/7c, Freeform School’s out for summer! When Season 4 of the comedy opens, vibrant college student Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi, above, with Trevor Jackson) and her friends hit Mexico for drinking games, new hookups and a surprise wedding…not necessarily in that order. Backyard Bar Wars SERIES PREMIERE 10:30/9:30c, truTV This new competition (airing after Impractical Jokers resumes) asks two neighbors to DIY…